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Sadhana 7 – Find Peace
By recognising the impermanence of the world and flaws in worldly pleasures, we are able to draw our mind away from their attraction. However, we also need a positive direction for our mind.
Our mind is always pulled towards joy. What is the source of all happiness that we experience? Once we recognise that, we are able to direct our mind toward this higher goal.
Identify the source of peace and happiness as internal, not dependent on the external world.
It is important for us to know that the source of all bliss is the infinite, eternal Self. It is not to be found in the world outside, but recognised within.
However, in order to gain knowledge of the Self, we must be ready to seek; to put forth effort in that direction. We will be more committed to this seeking if we develop a longing to know the Self. That seeking, although prompted by desire, will ultimately lead to liberation from all bondages.
We always desire that which brings joy; recognise your own Self as the source of all joy and intensify the desire to know your Self. Broaden your outlook to include all in the vision of this infinite Truth.
Reflect daily on moments of peace; recognise that they come from within, not due to any external prompt.
Perform one selfless act without expectation and reflect on the effect it has on your mind.